Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pennington and Porter get awards; Cobbs extended

For his play against the Buffalo Bills, Chad Pennington was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Pennington becomes the second Dolphins player to win the award this season, after Ronnie Brown won it following the Week 3 game against the Patriots.

Of the award, he said:
When your team is winning and doing good things, those awards and accolades normally come, so I think it's a credit to us as a team and how we played well as a team and how everyone has bought into what we're trying to do.
On the defensive side of the ball, Joey Porter was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month.

Porter finished October with 14 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He had at least a half sack in all four games this month.


I'll admit that RB Patrick Cobbs has pleasantly surprised me this year. I thought it would have been a better idea to keep Jalen Parmele on the roster and cut Cobbs, but it turns out that Parmele got through waivers and made it to our practice squad, so I can't fault the front office for making that decision.

And Cobbs has turned out to be a pretty active and productive third-string RB. He's playing a part in the Wildcat formations, as a blocker, and as a pass catcher, and he is still one of the team's better special teams players. He's certainly proven his worth to the team this year.

And he was rewarded for that performance with a two-year contract extension. Cobbs is now under contract through 2010. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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